This chapter provides an elementary overview of grammatical structures of Siwu. Its goal is twofold: first, to equip the interested reader with enough background knowledge to be able to understand the grammatical structures of examples and excerpts presented in the thesis, and secondly, to sketch the linguistic backdrop against which ideophones in Siwu should be understood.
What is this?
These are the supplementary materials for the thesis The Meaning and Use of Ideophones in Siwu by Mark Dingemanse.
Please consult the thesis for context and detailed transcriptions.